Thursday, June 28, 2007

Possible 2010 Team-ups: Strengths and Weaknesses

It is not too early to think of the coming elections. The 2010 scenario is one of the hottest topics in the Team Chiz forum, be it the senatoriable or the presidentiable thread. So it is really not too early to talk about the future.

Or maybe I just find the whole cabinet revamp unworthy of a blog entry.

Constitutional changes aside, the possible 2010 team-ups and their strengths and weaknesses.


President: Loren Legarda
Vice President: Francis Escudero
1-2 punch. Literally. The first-placer and the runner-up in the recent elections – not bad – but will Filipinos want another woman president? If you ask my mother, the answer is no.

Strengths
Both are riding the crest of the opposition wave. Both are running high in terms of momentum. Both are young and popular candidates. Both are affiliated with the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) which will provide the necessary organization.
Weaknesses
Money. They may attract funders but they also need to dig their own pockets.



President: Manuel Roxas III
Vice President: Francis Escudero
Young, popular, and with deeper financial resources.

Strengths
Same as above.
Weaknesses
The deafening silence of Mar Roxas. He spoke angrily against the inaction on his Cheaper Medicines bill and…what else did he said throughout his Upper House stint? Chiz vows to be the Boses ng Senado. Mar seems to be the Sore Throat ng Senado.




President: Panfilo Lacson
Vice President: Francis Escudero
It’s getting obvious that I am positioning Escudero as a vice presidential contender. Yes. Some kibitzers think that he would immediately head for the top post but I guess it’s a bit early for him. It is sure nice to the ‘youngest elected Filipino president’ but history is not just about being first. Why not settle for the ‘best Filipino president ever?’ Going back, the Lacson-Escudero tandem is gaining support among Team Chiz members. Why? Read on.

Strengths
Youth and experience. Popularity and financial ability. You get the idea? Plus, Escudero has the NPC machine behind him.
Weaknesses
Not much. Lacson seems impervious to all the Kuratong Baleleng accusations. This is not an objective assessment. I admit. I am one of those Team Chiz members anticipating this combination.



President: Manuel Villar
Vice President: Francis Escudero
What’s the connection between Villar and Escudero? The current senate president is one of the principal wedding sponsors of the Sorsogoanon senator, if I am not mistaken.

Strengths
Quite similar with the Lacson-Escudero tandem.
Weaknesses
Hmmm…same as above. I will not vote for the president though.

President: Loren Legarda
Vice President: Francis Pangilinan
Not quite palatable.

Strengths
Both candidates are popular. The tremendous media and showbiz connection could be a factor.
Weaknesses
Money.

President: Manuel Roxas
Vice President: Francis Pangilinan
Just a question, is Pangilinan affiliated with the Liberal Party? His supposed independent stance muddled my stock knowledge. If he is, then this combination will get the full backing of the Liberal Party.

Strengths
Young, popular, financially capable plus an ample amount of showbiz luster.
Weaknesses
If the recent election is any indication then Pangilinan is losing steam. If Roxas marries his supposed media diva fiancé then this might receive a much needed oomph.


President: Panfilo Lacson
Vice President: Francis Pangilinan
Again…not palatable.

Strengths
Experience, money and showbiz.
Weaknesses
It lacks chemistry. I just feel that their personalities will clash.

President: Manuel Villar
Vice President: Francis Pangilinan
Wednesday group connection? Isn’t Villar a Nacionalista while the other one is a Liberal ? Hmmm…

Strengths
Quite strong. Experience, money, and showbiz…
Weaknesses
…but they both lost momentum in the last elections.

Thus, you may conclude that the top five senatorial winners together Mar Roxas may slug it out three years from now.

How about in the administration side? Edgardo Angara-Joker Arroyo? Unless Zubiri dislodges the younger Pimentel in the senate race. Prospero Pichay-Mike Defensor? Do I hear a resounding ‘yes’ from the opposition to ensure their easy victory?

Or Alan Peter Cayetano-Antonio Trillanes? That will be too much for Mike Arroyo and Hermogenes Esperon.

Or Jojo Binay-Lito Lapid? That would be crazy fun. Or Miriam Defensor Santiago-Raul Gonzales? That is simply crazy.

Or Manuel Roxas-Jamby Madrigal? Sorry. That was the answer to a persistent blind item.

Or Loren Legarda-Edgardo Angara? Let’s not go there.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about Erap- Villar tandem?

The Purple Phoenix said...

^ They're floating of a Villar-Jinggoy tandem.

Anonymous said...

Villar Pres
Kabayan VP

Bayani Pres
Bong Revilla VP

Kabayan Pres
Gordon VP

Gordon Pres
Zubiri VP

Ramon Guico said...

Great post! this infos can help me to decide who I am going to vote this 2010 election. Anyway, I've been looking for topics as interesting as this. Looking forward to your next post.

-pia-

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